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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Grizzley9 Re:Why do folks think anyone cares (644 comments)

You would never have even heard of this story if it weren't news and weren't of interest to a lot of people.

We wouldn't have heard it *this time*, and frankly, good cause I'm tired of hearing about his sexual preferences making the news. This has been in articles since before he was CEO of Apple. This is not new nor is it news. #slownewsday

yesterday
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Grizzley9 Re:Target, KMart, and WalMart (554 comments)

This. I noticed when first announced that no major grocery stores are supporting Apple Pay (yet - in store, Target is only for online through their app). Most iPhone users would love to use this, hence your theory is correct. The first grocery or gas station (at pumps-not at register Texaco) to allow Apple Pay will reap a huge first-mover award just due to the novelty of it.

3 days ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Grizzley9 Re:Gruber at DaringFireball nails it (554 comments)

When will Apple Pay work with Paypal instead of the CC companies? While there are less protections, I would think Paypal would want to be involved in this. Though seeing as how their own app doesn't even work with their own 2-factor authentication, I'm not very optimistic this will happen.

3 days ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Grizzley9 Re:Good luck with that. (554 comments)

but transactions over Interac flash are capped at under 100$

I think I've spotted a weakness.

3 days ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Grizzley9 Re:And what of upselling? (714 comments)

These days it's often faster to pump the fuel and walk into the building to have a human clerk ring-in the purchase and accept payment. I detest ATMs and pay-at-the-pump machines which all make the process more lengthy then the old manual ways.

What gas pumps are you using? In no station have I ever been at where the pumps are slower than walking in. Besides, for the past 10 years all pumps make you pay before pumping. Slide card, put in zip (usually), want receipt?, occasional ask for car wash, select grade and pump. Literally like 3-5 seconds in every pump I've ever seen.

about a week ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Grizzley9 What do they mean... (256 comments)

What is meant by "direct sales". Is it like in NJ where they can have a rep tell you about it but cant discuss price? In order to buy you have to go to Teslamotors.com and order it yourself? Or do they mean you can't even do the latter and get it delivered to your house or won't give you tags in that state?

about a week ago
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Rosetta Takes Stunning Self-Portrait 10 Miles From Comet's Surface

Grizzley9 Miles? (62 comments)

"At a distance of only 10 miles from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface, the European Rosetta mission..."

An EU mission using miles as a distance calculation...we've seen this movie before unfortunately.

about two weeks ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Grizzley9 Re:Not a good solution (549 comments)

Password manager tools are only useful when you are logging in from your own device. What do you do when you need to hop on a friend's computer, or the one at the public library? Or are there cloud based password managers out there (and if so... that just raises further questions).

There are a few such as the popular Lastpass that store passwords in the cloud but encrypted. Many have browser plugins which make filing in forms and storing that info straightforward. That or you could simply look up on your phone while at another PC (numerous mobile password managers). If you lost your phone and that's why you are using a strange computer you could still wipe it remotely and if Apple you could just restore to a new device via icloud. I'm sure Android has numerous password managers that sync with Dropbox as well. (1Password, Lastpass, KeePass, etc)

about two weeks ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

Grizzley9 Re:not quite (320 comments)

That is a pretty retarded argument. "It's good because it sells well". That's the same argument you can use for Microsoft and McDonalds and GM.

The fact that people will watch it for free is no good indicator of quality.

I also believe they used the same argument for Two and a half men.

about three weeks ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Grizzley9 Re:Maybe the aliens are just as religious (534 comments)

Of course, the god believed in by the alien (and mused on by Sawyer, who I believe remains an atheist) is an unknowable, silent, watchmaker god who sprung up spontaneously from the quantum vacuum

Then whatever that created thing is isn't a god or God. Something bound by this universe and it's physical laws in no way can be a god let alone God.

about a month ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Grizzley9 Re:Do longevity tests account for crappy power? (602 comments)

However, the power at my house is terrible -- lights flicker and dim several times a day, and I completely lose power several times a year. All the computers are on UPSes, but it would be prohibitive to put all the lights on one.

It sounds like you need to call an electrician and get a whole house surge protector installed.

about a month ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Grizzley9 Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

I also write the date on mine. CFL's never last their lifetime in the ceiling canisters they are installed in. They must overheat or something and the electronics fail. I've purchased Cree LED for the pantry and it's light comes on when you open the door. Leave the door open too long and the heat from the incandescent must heat it up as the Cree will shut down (thermal switch?) until cooled. Plus the glass dome over the Cree LED fell off. But still great lights. Will continue to replace incandescents with Cree as they die.

Now if they only made a good candelabra style LED bulb that wasn't hideous.

about a month ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

Grizzley9 Re:Just don't update it that way. (203 comments)

You can make excuses all you like - other models and manufacturers DO NOT have this problem,

Mod +1 Funny.

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Grizzley9 Rigidity (421 comments)

Phones aren't meant to be indestructible. Millions are easily getting along without bending them. If you need extra protection from your carelessness, put it in a heavy duty case. From the videos I've seen of people bending them, it takes quite a bit of force.

That being said, as an iPhone 6 owner, I don't want my next phone to be any thinner unless they invent some case and glass where it is flexible.

about a month ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Grizzley9 Re:Long/Short comment (253 comments)

Yes. Specs do matter. If the hardware is bottlenecked in anything the OS really needs: Anybody remember those CD drives that locks the system IO while attempting to read? Or what it felt like going from a HDD to a SSD?

They do but only when comparison to similar OS . As we've seen with the recent Quad core, 2 GB ram, etc specs from Android mfg's that still stutter while another OS brand only has a dual core and the paltry 1GB ram but yet is optimized so it runs very smooth and has a great user experience out of the box.

about a month ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Grizzley9 Re:Because... (253 comments)

Are you comparing the list price to the contract price? Because there are very few $200 smartphones that are capable of doing much but the basics and performance will be sloppy. If you want a 1 year phone and don't mind less than optimal performance then yeah. But as we've seen, many will pay for a good user experience over the long term. Of course plans like AT&T's Next are blurring this as more people will be upgrading sooner than they would have.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Grizzley9 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

Not picking a side. But it's kinda funny when you think about it:

* With an Apple device, you get regular updates to iOS, but your phone will continually become slower (planned obsolescence)

I'm not sure I follow how making software more powerful and "do more stuff" is equated with planned obsolescence? The bells and whistles take more to run and they are using the newer hardware to bring a better experience with more features. But for those that believe in "planned obsolescence" you can always not update.

about a month ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Grizzley9 Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (504 comments)

Step 1: Pull the storage Step 2: Image the storage Step 3: Attempt to bruteforce it offline Step 4: Wait 30 seconds Step 5: You now have the 4 digit PIN

So you're saying their fingerprint reader just corresponds to a 4 digit pin?

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Grizzley9 Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (336 comments)

Oh, right, Apple declared proper digital cameras "dead" in their iPhone 6 keynote.

Only if you believe that a point and shoot is a "proper digital camera", and they were right. P&S's are a declining market. They said nothing about today's DSLR's, which frankly I get tired of carrying mine around when my smartphones camera is so good and usually "good enough". The only thing DSLR's have the market on now for non-professionals are the lenses. If someone could make an add-on lens to a popular smartphone that wasn't crap (as most of them currently are) and emulated a 50mm or a zoom, it would take market share. (or if an app could emulate the look of it at least).

about a month and a half ago

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Sprint to get iPhone 5

Grizzley9 Grizzley9 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Grizzley9 (1407005) writes ""Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the new version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, filling a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another sales channel for its popular gadget."

This could also mean that despite rumors of a September launch it could be mid October before we see Apple's new flagship product launch, too late to effect their fiscal fourth quarter ending in September. "On a July earnings conference call, Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer said the company's September quarter would be affected by "a future product transition that we are not going to talk about today,". While that cold be iOS 5, it likely will not launch until the next iPhone is ready to display it."

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AT&T Removing Texting Plans

Grizzley9 Grizzley9 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Grizzley9 (1407005) writes "AT&T is revamping their text plans for new users. No more middle of the road $10 plans for 1000 text messages. Now it will be unlimited for $30 per family plan or pay per text msg at a rate of $0.20 ea. So if you use over 150 msgs consistently you'll have to pay up."
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